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CMTPistol Annies continue to roll out new music, ahead of the November 2 arrival of their third album, Interstate Gospel. On Wednesday night, they kicked off CMT’s all-female Artists of the Year special with the new track, “Sugar Daddy,” and followed up by releasing the tune to stream or download.

“I think it’s fun to play with your sexuality, and the power that you have as a woman,” Ashley Monroe says of the sultry cut.

“Also, you get to see a little bit of our personalities in this song, and what we like in boys,” Angaleena Presley adds.

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CMTCarrie Underwood knows the sex of her baby and she and husband Mike Fisher have picked out a name, but they’re keeping both under wraps for now. As she prepares to host next month’s CMA Awards with Brad Paisley for the 11th time, the “Love Wins” hitmaker is also getting ready to move.

“We have picked out a name, but we’re keeping that to ourselves right now,” Carrie tells Entertainment Tonight.

“We’re fixing to move,” she adds. “I haven’t bought anything yet, we still have some of the stuff, cribs and stuff from my son, but we’ll figure …read more

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Columbia NashvilleTim McGraw‘s become almost as well-known for his physique, physical fitness, and his intense workout regime as he has for music and acting. But it looks like a minor injury may keep him sidelined for a bit.

“Too much spearfishing and beach volleyball… 2 stress fractures,” the 51-year-old shared on his socials, along with a photo of his foot in an orthopedic boot.

Later, Tim Instagrammed a short video of him watching baseball by the fireplace as Faith Hill does some dishes in the kitchen, along with the caption, “Pretty …read more

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CMTMaren Morris was honored as a member of CMT’s first all-female Artists of the Year class Wednesday in Nashville, but that wasn’t the only bright spot in her evening. She also found out her first three hits have achieved new sales milestones.

“As if last night couldn’t fit any more magic into it,” Maren shared on her socials, “my label surprised me with the news that I Could Use a Love Song + 80s Mercedes are certified platinum and My Church is DOUBLE PLATINUM!!!”

“You guys ain’t playin’!” she added. “I love you so much.”

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CMTLoretta Lynn couldn’t attend Wednesday night’s CMT Artists of the Year gala to accept her Artist of a Lifetime honor, but her friend Sissy Spacek reminisced about the visit she’d had with the legend earlier in the day.

“She’s so excited about tonight. She’s so disappointed that she couldn’t be here,” the actress explained as she walked the red carpet. “She’s fantastic. She looks great and I love her dearly and she’s a treasure… a national treasure.”

Sissy won the 1981 Best Actress Oscar for playing Loretta in Coal Miner’s Daughter. She says she wouldn’t hesitate to play her again, should someone …read more

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Country star trivia

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Comstock/Thinkstock Twenty-five years ago this week, Clay Walker scored his first #1 on Billboard‘s Hot Country Songs chart with his debut single. Can you name it? ANSWER: “What’s It to You.”

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CMTCountry music’s girl power was in full force Wednesday night at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center, as CMT honored its first-ever all-female class of Artists of the Year.

Miranda Lambert and Pistol Annies kicked things off with plenty of attitude, debuting the new track “Sugar Daddy” before Elle King presented Miranda her award.

“Not a day will go by that I don’t honor and lift up other women in this industry, and want to work with them and collaborate,” she said in her acceptance. “…And it’s a small community and we’re all friends, so I really appreciate CMT celebrating that tonight.”

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Nashville notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Zac Brown Band will sing the national anthem next Wednesday before the Atlanta Hawks take on the Dallas Mavericks at Georgia’s State Farm Arena.

Morgan Evans makes his Today show debut Thursday, performing his #1 hit “Kiss Somebody” on the NBC morning show.

Craig Morgan celebrated his tenth anniversary as a member of the Grand Ole Opry by playing the world’s longest-running radio show on Tuesday night.

You can check out newcomer Mitchell Tenpenny‘s new videos for the tracks “Telling All My Secrets” and “Alcohol You Later” on YouTube now.

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ABC/Image Group LA Cole Swindell is now officially in the business of selling ‘shine.

The Georgia native’s signature brand of 100 proof Peppermint Moonshine is now available from Sugarlands Distilling in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Swindell’s spirit comes in a Mason jar, complete with Cole’s likeness and autograph on the label.

“You ready for some MOONSHINE?” he asked on his socials. “Cole’s Sugarlands Shine is now available… and trust us, you need some! Please remember to sip wisely…” he added.

If you’re 21 or over, you can go to Sugarlands.com to order the ‘shine online, find out …read more

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ABC Radio“Up Down” hitmaker Morgan Wallen will kick off his 2019 headlining tour January 5 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Morgan made the announcement Wednesday afternoon at the #1 party for his breakthrough hit at Nashville’s Thompson Hotel.

Taking its name from his debut album, the If I Know Me Tour will hit 26 cities, including a hometown stop for Morgan in Knoxville, Tennessee. The trek wraps March 30 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

“Up Down” co-writer Hardy will open the dates.

Pre-sales start next Tuesday, with tickets becoming available to the general public on Friday, October 26.

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